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AQ Bulletin 19th July 2016

News published: 19/07/2016

The calm sunny weather of today has resulted in Moderate air pollution across parts of the UK. The pollution was due to ozone. The following 2 sites have exceeded the EU ozone public information threshold of 180 µg/m3 (see http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/latest/alerts ).

  • St.Osyth 194 µg/m3 at 8PM
  • Southend-on-Sea 181 µg/m3 at 9PM

Air Pollution alerts remain in place for a 24 hour period. Moderate air pollution levels are forecast across some eastern areas of Scotland and England on Wednesday, and perhaps also coastal areas bordering the Irish Sea. Elsewhere air pollution levels will mainly remain Low.

Further information on health advice can be found here http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/air-pollution/daqi

More information about these alerts can be found here: http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/latest/alerts

Forecasts, latest measurements and health advice are available on our website http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/ and Defra's freephone helpline (0800 556677). Updates on current and forecast levels of air pollution can also be found on Twitter (@DefraUKAir).

First Issued: 21:15 19th July 2016

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